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hadiya pendleton's funeral saturday. first lady michelle obama was among the attendees. hadiya was gunned down back in january. just days after performing at the presidential inauguration. police say the gunman mistaken someone in the group pendleton was standing with. as a member of a rival gang. on tuesday president barack obama will deliver the first state of the union address former obama campaign manager stephanie cutter said it will be the perfect chance to lay out his priorities and influence millions of television viewers. >> "they will be very familiar themes. the economy will be central to this speech and so that everybody can participate, a fair shot, pay your fair share. but other things that he does lay out. he'll lay out the looming deadline on this sequester, the tough choices that we have to make around it and the consequences if we let the sequester go into effect. and, you know, cuts to some pretty critical programs. so i think the state of the union is always an important moment in a presidency. this is another chance to make the case, not to the people sitting in the r
-old hadiya pendleton, a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media, urging her friends to speak out, don't join gangs and now she is gone. >> reporter: pendleton was killed just a mile from the first family's home in chicago, a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times, including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. >> an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. >> reporter: and in a video message to chicago last august. >> all of us have to make safer streets our cause so that the most challenging part of a kid's day is that algebra test of physics exam and not the walk home from school. >> reporter: but
- degree murder charges. in the killing of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. the young girl had recently performed during the presidential inauguration ceremonies in washington. pendleton was shot in the back. just miles from president obama's chicago home. president obama will deliver the first state of the union address. of his second term tomorrow. the economy will be the primary focus of the state of the union. the president will talk about job creation, and growing the economy. by investing in education, boosting clean energy production and reducing the deficit. in ways that don't burden seniors, the middle class or the poor gun control is another key element in the speech since the president is expected to continue his push for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons and a limit on magazines and a reminder, you can watch the president's state of the union address live. on kron 4's 24-7 bay area news channel -- comcast 193. >> a french cardinal says, pope benedict's decision to resign. is a liberating act for future popes. the pontiff told a meeting of cardinals tod
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